“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Übermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarī, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Toadman

A fun manufactured rarity of obscure occult research currently up for auction from Australia on Ebay, bound in Cane Toad Hide:

This is a very rare and very limited talismanic quarter-leather edition of The Toadman, by Nigel Pennick, which was published by the Society Esoteric Endeavour (S.E.E.), in 2012. According to the copyright information, this book was written, in its completed form, in 2010, but obviously, it has taken a couple of years for it to see the light of day! When it was finally released (a few weeks ago), there was a mad rush to obtain the 150 copies that were made available, and judging by the number of inquiries that I (and other successful purchasers), have received in the past few weeks - these books are worth their weight in gold! They look & feel fantastic, with the toad quarter binding to the spine, giving them that extra-special look & feel. Having just received this, I have not had a chance to read it yet, but I have browsed through the contents, and provided a few photos, of some of the illustrated pages, to give you a feel of the breadth & depth of this book. This book is in mint condition, is bound in quarter leather, including toad leather used on the spine, green cloth covering the boards, and goat leather on the oval onlay on the front board, with gilt titling to the front & spine. This beautiful book features marbled endpapers, measuers 18.5 cm x 16 cm (approx), has about 140 pages of text, and is numbered #66 of 150. All 150 copies sold out within hours of being first announced. 

The bidding starts at US $660.00









The auction can be found HERE, and another copy HERE.

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